Buskers take to seaside with open-air street shows in New Brighton
This month New Brighton will play host to two days of fun and
entertainment as the SCIRT World Buskers Festival 2014 sets its
stage by the sea.
Ryan Security 'Buskers at Brighton' will transform the New
Brighton basketball courts into an exciting arena on January 25-26
as the festival spreads the laughs from its 11-day event across the
New Brighton performances will feature 14 artists including
circus performers, trapeze artists, acrobatics, comedians,
contortionists, jugglers and live music from 11am to 5pm each
Performers from USA, Australia and Israel will be heading to the
courts with the likes of Cirque No Problem performing an amazing
comedy show that combines traditional and modern circus acts, and
Derek Derek using Chinese pole acrobatics to tell the story of a
nerdy dancer attempting to find love.
This is the sixth time the festival will be holding special
performances at New Brighton and festival organisers are looking
forward to the return to the seaside suburb.
Festival Director Jodi Wright says, "It's a real blast taking
the festival across the city and we're looking forward to making
some noise in New Brighton."
The Christchurch-based festival is one of the biggest street
performance festivals in the world and is still the most popular
feature in the city's cultural calendar after 21 years.
In all, the festival will feature 55 acts from 10 countries and
will run from 16 to 26 January 2014.
While the majority of the festival will be held at Busker Park
in North Hagley Park, it will also be spreading the laughs across
the city at The Terrace Pitch, Lane Neave Music Pitch - Re:Start
Mall, Gap Filler Pallet Pavilion, Botanic Gardens, Mashina Lounge -
Christchurch Casino, The Press Club - Christ's College, as well as
the New Brighton basketball courts.
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The full list of performers and times for Ryan Security 'Buskers
at Brighton' is:
Saturday 25 January
11am - Cirque No
11.50am - Reuben
12.40pm - Cate
1.30pm - Ruby
2.20pm - Box of
3.10pm - Derek
4.00pm - Pancho
Sunday 26 January
11am - Blingling
11.50am - Dandyman
12.40pm - Acrobatica
1.30pm - Lisa
2.20pm - Chipolatas
3.10pm - Mr Spin
4.00pm - Mario